A Man Called Raven is a powerful story for young readers about the meaning of respect for life. Two young boys torment a raven and then a mysterious man visits their home. He tells them about a man long ago who was mean to everyone. The story explains how the man was turned into a raven as punishment. Sometimes when people need to hear the teachings, the man returns to explain why we should respect the animals and birds. The author, Richard Van Camp, is Dogrib from the Northwest Territories. His story is based on the teachings of an Elder from his community.
OUT OF PRINT What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses? Is a wonderful story by Dogrib storyteller Richard Van Camp. In this picture book, the reader gets to imagine â€œwhat is the most beautiful thing you know about horses.â€ The author tells the reader that he lives in the Canadian North and during the winter it is extremely cold, so cold that he stays indoors and lets his imagination run wild. He explains that his people, the Dogrib, on his mother's side, did not have horses. But they had special dogs.